While George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” remains one of the best-selling allegories in history, two children’s books that are seen as Orwell-style allegories of the Hong Kong protests were recently banned by the government.

The authors have become criminals under the sedition laws that are part of Hong Kong’s colonial legacy.

Five members of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists were arrested a month ago for having published a series of children’s books about sheep defending their villages from the threats posed by wolves. And just recently, they were finally charged by the Hong Kong police and taken to court.